Published on October 24th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
Icelandair Announce Plans for Summer 2021 Schedule
Icelandair have announced their provisional schedule for the summer 2021 summer season with Dublin featuring on their list for European routes. Icelandair started regular service from Keflavik to Dublin in May 2018. The route was a success and expanded with up to ten services per week on the route. Initially using Boeing 757’s and then changed to Boeing 737MAX when they were introduced to the fleet. They had been using Boeing 757’s again after the MAX was grounded and have since placed them in storage in Spain.
Icelandair has planned its summer schedule for 2021, with up to 22 European destinations and ten destinations in North America. They expect capacity to be about 25-30% less than summer 2019, with COVID-19 still causing severe restrictions in many of its destinations.
Speaking about the plans for summer 2021, Icelandair president and CEO Bogi Nils Bogason said “Despite difficult conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to look to the future and be well prepared to act as soon as the situation in the world improves. Our summer schedule for 2021 reflects that. We are committed to providing efficient air services to and from Iceland, as well as attractive options across the Atlantic. With good planning and a flexible route network, we are in a good position to scale up quickly as soon as markets open again.”
Currently showing on the Icelandair website are four round trips per week in early summer increasing to five per week in July and August. The flight will depart from Keflavik at 07.30, arriving in Dublin at 11.05 with the return leg departing at 12.15 and landing in Iceland at 14.00.